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Event Date Mon May 17 BST - Tue May 18 BST (5 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Mon May 17 12:00pm - Tue May 18 12:00pm
Location Online
Region EMEA

QCGBF is a research centre dedicated to the study of central banks and the challenges they face in the global environment. It aims to develop cutting-edge research in all areas of central bank policymaking, ranging from monetary policy to financial stability and regulation.

The conference titled “Challenges facing Central Banks in the 2020s” will focus on new directions in central bank research and policymaking. Areas of interest include, but are not confined to:

• Central bank mandates, policy frameworks and governance arrangements,
• Understanding the interaction of fiscal, monetary and macroprudential policies,
• Understanding new and emerging threats to economic stability, including COVID, climate change and new financial technologies,
• Conducting monetary and macroprudential policies in times of uncertainty and
• Data analytics for central banking


2021 Speakers


Lord Macpherson of Earl's Court
Former permanent Secretary of the UK Treasury

Lucrezia Reichlin
Professor of Economics (London Business School)


Florin Bilbiie
Professor of Economics (University of Lausanne)

Andrea Ferrero
Professor of Economics (University of Oxford)

Ambrogio Cesa-Bianchi
Senior Economist, Bank of England

Ivan Petrella
Associate Professor in Economic Modelling and Forecasting, Warwick Business School

Florian Heider
Financial Markets Research, European Central Bank

Skander van den Heuvel
Deputy Associate Director, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

Matthias Rottner
PhD Researcher, European University Institute

Kristina Bluwstein
Research Economist, Bank of England

Leonardo Melosi
Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Jenny Chan
Research Economist, Bank of England

Oliver Pfäuti
PhD Student in Economics, University of Mannheim

Caterina Mendicino
Senior Lead Economist, European Central Bank

Tobias Adrian
Financial Counsellor and Director, International Monetary Fund

Argia Sbordone
Vice President and Function Head, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Frank Smets
Director General of the Directorate General Research, European Central Bank

Gertjan Vlieghe
Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England

Juan M. Londono
Senior Economic Project Manager, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

Stephen Hansen
Associate Professor of Economics, Imperial College Business School

Michael Ehrmann
Head of the Monetary Policy Research Division, European Central Bank

Michael McMahon
Professor of Economics, University of Oxford

Quentin Vandeweyer
Assistant Professor of Finance, Chicago Booth

Roland Meeks
Senior Financial Sector Expert, International Monetary Fund

Andrej Sokol
Economist, European Central Bank

Genevieve Nelson
Postdoctoral Economist, Danmarks National Bank

Francesca Diluiso
Postdoctoral Researcher, MCC

Rick Van der Ploeg
Professor of Economics and Research Director, University of Oxford

Irene Monasterolo
Assistant Professor of Climate Economics and Finance, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Paul Hiebert
Assistant Professor of Head of Systemic Risk and the Financial Institutions Division, European Central Bank

Nicolas Véron
Senior Fellow, Bruegel and the Peterson Institute

Alex Brazier
Executive Director for Financial Stability Strategy and Risk, Bank of England

Vitor Constancio
Professor at the School of Economics & Business Administration, University of Navarra

Carolyn Rogers
Secretary General, Bank for International Settlements